21 Jan 2016

Rancho Notorious 4/4: Spotlight on the media

From Widescreen, 12:14 pm on 21 January 2016

Dan and Kailey are joined by Colin Peacock from RNZ's Mediawatch to talk about the acclaimed drama Spotlight (about the Boston Globe's investigation of child abuse and cover-ups by the Catholic church). Dan and Kailey square off over The Revenant and discuss the recent Academy Award nominations.

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Show notes

Kevin Hart is the diminutive actor from Ride Along 2 whose name Dan forgot.

Dan also got The Wire seasons wrong. Season 5 was the one set in the Baltimore Sun newspaper and featured Spotlight writer-director Tom McCarthy.

Dan also couldn’t remember the name of the recent romcom Sleeping with Other People despite having reviewed the film here back in November.

Alex Casey’s great work at The Spinoff (recommended by Colin).

Turns out Dan’s assertion that the Academy is acting to improve diversity in the membership was overstated. Mark Harris has actually crunched some numbers:

 

The Women in Film #52filmsbywomen page.

A list of 103 films by women to get you started.

Kailey’s own work-in-progress list:

FILM

DIRECTOR

YEAR

Across the Universe

Julie Taymor

2007

Whale Rider

Niki Caro

2002

Paris is Burning

Jennie Livingston

1990

Born in Flames

Lizzie Borden

1983

Winter’s Bone

Debra Granik

2010

Point Break

Kathryn Bigelow

1991

The Piano

Jane Campion

1993

Europa Europa

Agnieszka Holland

1990

Waitress

Adrienne Shelly

2007

White Material

Claire Denis

2009

Monster

Patty Jenkins

2003

Morvern Callar

Lynne Ramsay

2002

But I’m a Cheerleader

Jamie Babbit

1999

Tomboy

Céline Sciamma

2011

Bend it Like Beckham

Gurinder Chadha

2002

Wendy and Lucy

Kelly Reichardt

2008

Wadjda

Haifaa Al Mansour

2012

Persepolis

Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

2007

An Education

Lone Scherfig

2009

Boys Don’t Cry

Kimberly Peirce

1999

Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold

2009

Clueless

Amy Heckerling

1995

Old Joy

Kelly Reichardt

2006

Fire

Christine Jeffs

2001

Snakeskin

Gillian Ashurst

2001

Skylab

Julie Delpy

2011

Suffragette

Sarah Gavron

2015

Now and Then

Lesli Linka Glatter

1995

American Psycho

Mary Harron

2000

For Ellen

SoYong Kim

2012

Disorder

Alice Wincour

2015

Daisies

Vera Chytilová

1966

American Splendor

Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

2003

Sister

Ursula Meier

2012

The Perverts Guide to Ideology

Sophie Fiennes

2012

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

Eva Husson

2016

Kawa

Katie Wolfe

2010

About Ray

Gaby Dellal

2016

Patu!

Merata Mita

1983

Beyond the Edge

Leanne Pooley

2013

Ruby and Rata

Gaylene Preston

1990

 

review of The Revenant:

 

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